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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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With state funds drying up, pol eyes lottery profits
Wants new scratch-off game to fund community groups
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens prep student killed in tragic bus accident
Daniel Fernandez was with 64 friends on a double-decker party bus when he stuck his head out of the emergency roof hatch as the bus crossed the George Washington Bridge. His head struck a highway o...
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Plane nuts! NE Queens residents protest airport noise
Say test of flight pattern is disrupting quality of life
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man found dead in Bayside
A man was found dead on a bench outside the Long Island Railroad Station in Bayside last Friday morning. Police were removing the body of 70-year-old William Bateman at approximately noon from the ...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Overlook named for longtime CB11 member
A small lot overlooking a pond in Douglaston has been renamed for a man who worked to save it from development. Last Wednesday, the Parks Department dedicated the Joseph B. Hellman Overlook at Old ...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The root of the problem? The roots themselves
Pol wants city to own up to damage from trees to sewer lines
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Broadway omes to Flushing Town Hall
As the series Broadway Blockbusters celebrated its tenth anniversary, some of its previous performers are gathering for the show “Broadway Blockbusters: The Anthology: Ten Years in Review.” Council...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets host baseball clinic for kids affected by 9/11
Citi Field was full of kids on Wednesday, August 8, as the New York Mets partnered with Tuesday’s Children and the Cory Lidle Foundation to host a baseball clinic. Following a period of on-field in...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dragons return to Meadow Lake
The annual Dragon Boat Festival on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was held this past Saturday and Sunday. Now in its 21st year, over 170 teams competed for $60,000 in prizes. Attendees...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shooting shocks New York City Sikh community
The last time Mohan Khatra spoke to his uncle was the night before he died. A Queens’ resident, Khatra said he had planned a trip to visit his relative, Suez Khatra, in Milwaukee. “It’s very sad,” ...
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Doe Fund comes to Union Turnpike
Councilman James Gennaro, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assemblyman David Weprin and local business owners gathered at The Sly Fox Inn last week to discuss the importance of The Doe Fund in...
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Commuter vans worry they'll be out of business
Elected officials stood next to commuter van drivers in Jamaica to speak out against false promises by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which they say have undercut and hurt their businesse...
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Annual Pow Wow returns to Queens County Farm
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow – the Annual Mid-Summer Thunderbird Pow Wow – took place this past weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. Now in it’s 34th year, the pow...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Showcase gives a taste of Flushing
Queens’ residents along with bloggers and food critics gathered together at the Sheraton LaGuardia in Flushing to get a taste of traditional and non-traditional Asian cuisine. The event was organiz...
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Change of address for Bayside Post Office?
Bayside residents held a rally outside their local post office last week amid rumors that the facility might be moving to a different location. Recently, news leaked that the United States Postal S...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients.
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This image provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows part of the interior of the Apollo 11 command module that shows graffiti left by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. A calendar hand drawn on the wall marking days in space and scribbled warning instructions to not open certain doors are some of the things the public will be able to see as part of a new, 3D look inside the spacecraft that took astronauts on America's historic 1969 mission to the moon. (Smithsonian Institution via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."


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